EEG to undertake two lighting retrofit projects in Seychelles and Bahrain


EEG has recently been awarded two new contracts for lighting retrofit projects.

First is for Raffles Seychelles, which follows an initial energy audit back in 2012, and an updated one in 2017, showcasing the road map for improvements in energy efficiency. In the latest project, EEG will be undertaking the full lighting retrofit of the resort by changing about 8,000 fixtures/bulbs to LED.This is expected to result in annual electricity savings in excess of 320,000KWh, with a payback period of about one year.

Raffles Seychelles is located on the island of Praslin, next the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, and Anse Lazio, rated as one of the best beaches in the world. The luxury property features 86 villas, each with a plunge pool, six restaurants, bars and lounge, and a Raffles Spa with 12 treatment pavilions. The project will cover all areas, including front and back of the house, along with dimmable and non dimmable fixtures.

In a similar project, EEG is currently retrofitting the full back of the house lighting of the landmark Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. The iconic urban property, situated on a man-made island, includes a tower with 273 guest rooms, seven restaurants and lounges, five pools, 17 treatment rooms, a spa and function areas. EEG carried out an initial energy audit of the property in 2016, and assisted in optimising the district cooling operation and related costs. EEG is now retrofitting all of the back of the house lighting, with some 8,700 fluorescent lights being replaced by new LED fixtures or tubes. Expected annual electricity savings will be in excess of 631,000KWh, with a payback period of 2 years.